Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations in Santa Fe

Phelosha Collaros

CroppedVMora.jpgPhelosha Collaros is a 2000 graduate of the college undergraduate program. She earned dual master's degrees in business administration and public administration, with a nonprofit management concentration, from Walden University in Minneapolis and was a Robert Wood Johnson Ladder-to-Leadership Fellow. She comes to St. John's from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation, where she was foundation director/director of development and launched the foundation's first multi-million-dollar campaign. She lead the organization's strategic planning efforts, its daily operations, its major and planned gift initiatives, and individual donor and fundraising engagement. She served in a variety of capacities at ASRT prior to her appointment as foundation director in 2010.

Collaros also has served in various leadership positions in the St. John's College Alumni Association. She was a member of the association's Executive Committee, then association president-elect (VP) for two years, and president from 2013-2015, and, currently, past president. She has been instrumental in implementing structural changes through the introduction of a new mission, a strategic and operations plan, and new board member recruitment and onboarding practices. Especially significant during her tenure, a strong focus on collaboration and trust between the college and the alumni body has resulted in a more effective and supportive volunteer framework for the college.